Candidates, expectations, and treatment
Good candidates for tumescent liposuction have a bit too much fat in localized areas for SculpSure, but are not obese. These individuals want body contouring in problem areas, and have reasonable expectations.
Following a consultation, Dr. Carr schedules routine bloodwork for your safety. This screening checks for infectious disease, appropriate clotting, and hemoglobin. If the blood panel reveals abnormalities, your internist will need to clear you for liposuction. Those with diabetes can be candidates for liposuction, and can actually see some health benefits from reduced fat percentage, but again, your internist must clear you for the procedure.
Ports necessary to harvest fat take about 48 hours to finish draining. Dr. Carr usually schedules liposuction on Friday, so that you have the weekend to recover. After the procedure you return home, drink plenty of water, eat a low-salt/high protein meal, and rest. Discomfort is similar to muscle pain from overexertion. It is important to get up and move around the next morning to alleviate soreness. You can return to work on Monday unless your job requires a great deal of physical activity. Plan to wear a tight compression garment for the first week, and one with lighter compression for the next three weeks. Then your new shape begins to emerge, with full results in about six months.
Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment, and it does not substitute for the overall wellness benefits of healthy eating and regular physical activity. However, tumescent liposuction is an effective body contouring technique. Call Carr Dermatology at (281) 972-6494 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carr.